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Donald Sterling loses court battle to block sale of Clippers
Donald Sterling loses court battle to block sale of Clippers

A probate judge has cleared the way for the $2-billion sale of the Clippers, ruling Monday that Shelly Sterling acted properly when she removed her husband, Donald, from the family trust that owns the team. In a tentative ruling, L.A. County Superior Court Judge Michael Levanas said Shelly Sterling had the authority to sell the team to former Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer. Levanas sided with Shelly Sterling on all substantive issues, brushing aside her husband's contention that he had been duped into being examined by doctors who deemed him mentally incapacitated. The judge also took the rare step of granting Shelly Sterling's request for an order under section...

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